ETYM Latin prior former, previous, better, superior; compar. corresponding to primus first, and pro for. Related to Former, Prime, and Pre-, Pro-.
1. Earlier in time or order; previous.
2. Taking precedence (as in importance).
3. Former; antecedent; anterior; previous.
Prvi, prednji (od dvojice), raniji, pređašnji; stariji, bolji.
ETYM Old Eng. priour, Old Fren. priour, prior, priur, French prieur, from Latin prior former, superior. Related to Prior.
1. The superior ranking next to the abbot of a monastery.
2. The superior of a house or group of houses of any of various religious communities.
3. The head of a religious order; in an abbey the prior is next below the abbot.
Načelnik, nastojnik, starešina (naročito katoličkog manastira). (lat.)